Daily Quiz (406)


A utility company in Eugene, Oregon, is constructing two to six new water tanks to improve resiliency against what?


The University of Pittsburgh recently approved plans for a series of state-of-the-art athletics projects, which is expected to take how long to complete?


Which U.S. state houses the longest moveable bridge on the Northeast Corridor?


Over the summer, United States President Joe Biden launched the Infrastructure Talent Pipeline Challenge, which focuses on three sectors: Broadband, Construction and what?


A century-old historic building at which Pennsylvania university recently received a $4 million state grant for major renovations.


The construction industry has seen a ___ uptick in employment growth between 2011 and 2020.


In the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s extension project for the Metrorail Silver Line, __ miles will be added to the track.


A state-by-state analysis from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data found that the non-seasonally adjusted national construction unemployment rate fell in September 2022 from a year ago, down from 4.5% to __.


A Texas water storage plant was recently approved for a $__ rehabilitation, with construction including mechanical repairs and recoated yard piping.


The Buffalo Bills released the first renderings of its new open-air stadium, a project expected to cost how much?


A construction industry workforce development initiative, which has brought more then 150 students together to learn about the industry, is based in which Missouri city?


Construction recently began in Saudi Arabia on a linear city, which is expected to stretch ___ miles and stand 1,640 feet tall.


An industrial doctorate student from Riga Technical University’s (RTU) Faculty of Civil Engineering, has recently developed a new construction material for building insulation made from what?


Which NFL team recently announced an agreement for a new, $2.2 billion stadium?


A project from the University of Pittsburgh is creating a digital model of the new Fern Hollow Bridge by piloting a hexacopter drone for how long every two weeks?


True or False: Increased wages have not affected contractors pursuing construction projects.


The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced a plan to accelerate the progress of infrastructure construction, which focuses on three main areas: delivering projects on time, staying on task and what?


True or False: The Construction Backlog Indicator reported a flat month for the third time in a row for September.


Which East Coast state was recently approved for $31.3 million in funding from the state for water infrastructure projects?


Work recently began in North Carolina on what is expected to be the largest mixed-use research development, with the project expected to cost nearly ___.


The world’s longest timber-towered suspension bridge, which is __ feet long, recently opened at the Boyne Mountain Resort in Michigan.


The construction industry’s “design, bid, build” process has recently been disrupted by rising costs and what?


The Forest Street Water Tower in Massachusetts will undergo a renovation project that includes upgrades to ladder systems and entrances, roof venting system and coatings work, all of which will cost how much?


Two years since its original approval, groundbreaking was held for a $4 billion neighborhood in which West Coast city?


True or False: The $3 million painting project on the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge was completed three weeks later than the anticipated date.


Which historic Kennywood roller coaster in Pittsburgh has been closed to receive a full-scale repaint?


Dodge Data & Analytics issued a new report on construction projects in the United States, revealing total constructions starts fell 9% in August, or a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ___.


Renovations to the former Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant in Pittsburgh were recently completed, turning the plant into what?


In honor of its 100th anniversary, which famous United States landmark is getting a fresh coat of paint?


Testing is currently underway in Fargo, North Dakota, where researchers are studying how what type of plant can be used as a construction material?


Following its collapse earlier this year, which Pittsburgh bridge is currently being renovated?


To address the smaller incoming workforce for the construction industry, which state announced that it would open a charter school aimed at preparing students for college and careers in construction?


The Australian Rawdon Island Bridge is reaching its final stages of repair work, after authorities found major structural issues in what part of the support structure in March 2021?


Newly repaired, the West Seattle Bridge was closed for two and a half years because of accelerated cracking likely caused by overuse. On average, the bridge sees ___ drivers and 25,000 transit riders per day.


The Associated Builders and Contractors announced that the construction industry added how many jobs on net in July?


True or False: Funding for the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) competitive grant program was recently increased by 50% because of the bipartisan infrastructure law.


Centuries after construction, the gold on a palace and fortress in Granada, Spain suddenly ___.


The Michigan Department of Transportation recently utilized self-propelled modular transporters to move a bridge weighing _______, which is the second largest project of its kind in Michigan’s history.


A crew in Denver recently broke ground on the nation’s first ___ hotel.


True or False: The National Infrastructure Advisory Council was established in 2008.


In August, what type of 10-year-old bridge collapsed in Norway?


The Millennium Tower has been approved for a reduced scope for stabilization, which changes the 52-pile design to __ piles.


A union in New York recently launched a training program to recruit people into what type of painting?


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced that it was providing training scholarships to increase the number of certified individuals to remove what?


The New York State Department of Transportation owns about __ of the highway bridges in New York State.


The Mountain Valley Pipeline has officially been approved for a new deadline, extending the date to what year?


Housing technology company Intelligent City Inc. reportedly raised $17 million to advance sustainable urban housing using mass timber, automation and what?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced an infrastructure program that provides states with $7.3 billion in funding to make transportation infrastructure more resilient to what?


Construction engineering company SK ecoplant is working with CMD Group to produce low-carbon construction materials by recycling what?


A recent federal government act would give money to American-made ___ to complete critical infrastructure inspection, maintenance or construction projects.


A proposed package of reforms to streamline infrastructure projects in San Diego could see a typical project be completed up to how much faster?


True or False: The Federal Reserve (Fed) recently revealed that construction activity is increasing in various regions around the United States.


Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently announced an investment of ___ for 11 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and non-point source projects through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.


Used by the U.S. Army Program in places where bridges aren’t available, the Improved Ribbon bridge is an example of what?


In March, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed a rulemaking to the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts for the first time in __ years.


True or False: 15 of the 25 most dangerous jobs in the U.S. reported in 2020 were the positions in the construction industry.


Last month, hardware cooperative Ace Hardware declared July 16 a national holiday, called what?


Thrive Home Builders has recently introduced a new building approach, that will make buildings what?


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced an award of $518 million for how many airport construction projects across the country?


In June, the City of Portland, Oregon announced approval of recommendations to add requirements to which aspect of their infrastructure?


While construction is currently halted due to safety concerns, when finished, the estimated $1.1 billion Harbor Bridge will span ___ miles.


Residents of Hamburg, near Buffalo, are fundraising to have a steel water storage tank be repainted to look like ___ to represent American culture.


The United States Air Force recently completed facility renovations at the Aviano Air Base in Italy as part of a ___ project.


True or False: Connor Fields, the keynote speaker for the Commercial Painting Industry Association’s Leadership Conference, is the only American athlete to receive an Olympic Gold Medal for BMX Racing.


True or False: Repainting on a water tower in Perrysburg, Ohio, including stencil work and updated paint color, was completed in May.


A contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct the new Soo Lock in Michigan for what phase of the project?


The nomination deadline for the sixth annual Elevation Awards has been extended to:


Global coatings manufacturer PPG plans to complete over 25 _______ makeovers through its New Paint for a New Start initiative this month.


The U.S. National Parks Service announced $3,405,000 in grants to preserve and interpret sites from what war?


What color were the paint flakes found in a Maryland neighborhood from work on a nearby television tower?


True or False: A Florida resident was recently blocked by a neighbor from finishing a paint project on their home due to the neighborhood’s zero-lot line rule.


According to a recent JPCL article, how steep is the vertical drop that the 1.3-mile-long penstock takes from nearby mountains to the Devil Canyon Power Plant in California?


True or False: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, consumer prices in May surged 8.6% across the board when compared to the year prior, the highest rate since 1981.


What color did the public vote to paint the Scott Base research facility?


True or False: The new UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh is expected to become the largest hospital in the city’s history.


Which airline has been experiencing paint defects while facing long wait times from paint shops?


The deadline for the 2022 Elevation Awards is:


An aquatic center in Bettendorf, Iowa, recently experienced what type of coating failure in its swimming pool?


True or False: A recently scrapped red, white and blue paint job proposal for Air Force One from former President Donald Trump would contribute to excessive temperatures on the plane.


For Zion Bank’s 30th Paint-a-Thon last month, volunteers serviced how many homes in Idaho and Utah?


A contract was recently awarded to study the possibility of constructing what kind of facility on Rikers Island in New York City?


True or False: A Pittsburgh-based company recently released an autonomous coating system that can apply coatings to commercial buildings.


The Wheeling ________ Bridge is undergoing repainting as part of an ongoing $17 million restoration project.


What structure in Coventry, Rhode Island, will receive a fresh coat of paint using funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act?


Which company recently donated paint for a maintenance project on the world’s largest Radio Flyer wagon attraction?


Which state recently signed a directive to streamline its permitting process for infrastructure projects of $50 million or more?


More than _________ gallons of coating material were sprayed inside the penstock that took first place in Sherwin-Williams’ 2021 Water and Wastewater Impact Awards.


The Associated General Contractors of America found that construction employment gained how many jobs between March and April?


True or False: According to a recent study, nine in 10 contractors want to work more closely with architects than they do today, and eight in 10 architects want to work more closely with contractors.


The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a notice of a temporary public interest wavier regarding construction materials through the recent Buy America standards for how many days?


How long is the new apprenticeship program from NYC Health + Hospitals and District Council No. 9 Local Union 1969, Civil Service Employees, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades?


An Icelandic architecture firm is looking to use what natural material to construct buildings?


The City of Long Beach tried to auction off lifeboats from the historic RMS ____________, but lead paint and a lack of bids are leading to the disposal of the boats.


True or False: The world’s longest suspension bridge opened last month in Arouca, Portugal, at 516 meters long.


Independent paint manufacturing company Kelly-Moore Paints has teamed up with which retailer to offer same- and next-day deliveries of its paint and paint products?


Which state has recently presented a draft document for its largest infrastructure improvement plan to date?


True or False: The Commercial Painting Industry Association, in partnership with Technology Publishing Company, is calling for abstracts for presentations and discussion topics at the 2022 CPIA Leadership Conference.


What type of historic structure was recently repainted in Lossiemouth, Scotland?


The replacement bridge for the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh, which collapsed in January, will be constructed using what material?


The Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh was recently awarded what level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for its building renovation?


True or False: Early-bird registration is open for the Commercial Painting Industry Association’s second annual CPIA Leadership Conference.


“Project Virginia,” reportedly the world’s largest 3D-printed construction project, is expected to build how many homes?


A new contract between the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri, and The Builders’ Association included a wage increase of what percentage for members?


True or False: A new residential building in Switzerland is expected to become the tallest cross-laminated timber building in the world upon its completion.


According to the latest Architectural Billings Index, the ABI score rose how many points in March?


True or False: The Illinois Department of Labor recently issued a conclusion of the Employment of Illinois Workers on Public Works Act, which requires employees on all public works projects to be comprised of a minimum of 90% Illinois residents.


True or False: Projects funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law are allowed to use iron and steel materials manufactured anywhere in the world.


The New York City Department of Buildings reports that building construction-related incidents in the city have dropped what percentage compared to 2020?


True or False: The recently approved London MSG Sphere will have an interior display that is expected to be the biggest and highest-resolution LED screen in the world.


True or False: Infrastructure investments planned in China this year are more than double the spending outlined in the United States’ infrastructure package passed last year.


True or False: The London High Court ruled to continue work on a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Center project in the United Kingdom last month.


The S.S. Badger, a ferry in Ludington, Michigan, was recently drydocked and repainted, using how many gallons of paint?


What concrete method was used in a curved space as part of the American Museum of Natural History’s expansion in New York?


A water tower painted to resemble a __________ in Huron, Ohio, will be getting a new paint job due to the structure’s sponsor changing its name and logo.


Approximately how many gallons of concrete and masonry primer/sealer was used to repaint the historic “Shoe Building” in Cambridge, Ontario?


Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy released new building energy code requirements for federal buildings and proposed new standards for residential room consumer appliances that are expected to reduce emissions over 30 years equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of how many homes?


True or False: An aircraft owner recently had his plane color-matched and painted to match his Tesla.


Global architectural and design practice Populous was recently hired to design a proposed stadium for what National Football League team?


How many aquifer breaches occurred last year during the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project?


True or False: The world’s longest midspan suspension bridge opened last month in Turkey.


New York-based Deborah Berke Partners has recently transformed two late __________ townhouses on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia.


True or False: A mobile intelligent paint robot will be used to complete all painting work for a luxury high-rise residential project in Downtown Dubai.


What color will nine bridges in West Virginia be painted as part of a “massive” cleaning and painting project awarded by the state’s Department of Highways?


Technology Publishing Company’s Commercial Contractor Connect, in conjunction with the Commercial Painting Industry Association’s Leadership Conference, will host its second annual event this year near what city?


True or False: The restoration of an historic mill building in Altoona, Pennsylvania, required lead paint removal.


The Big Horn Project in Pueblo, Colorado, is set to be the world’s first steel mill to run almost entirely on ________ energy.


The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration has recently announced the selection of three university-led proposals for the development of technologies for living and working on:


True or False: The largest dam removal in United States history is scheduled to begin in spring 2023.


How many different shades of pink paint were used to update Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris this year?


A research team from the Re-Wind Network recently installed a repurposed _______ pedestrian bridge in Cork, Ireland.


True or False: The Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh was one of the first self-anchored suspension bridges in the United States.


Technology Publishing co.’s fifth annual Contactor Connect will be hosted in:


True or False: Construction crews at the $1.9 billion MSG Sphere in Las Vegas have not yet been impacted by ongoing supply chain issues.


A Washington couple recently discovered a hidden ______ while remodeling a circa 1907 commercial building.


True or False: The Boring Company’s tunnel boring machine, Prufrock-1, is different from other tunneling machines in that it “porpoises” to the surface.


The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently awarded __ construction contracts for various facility projects.


A report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the prices of construction materials in January have jumped more than what percentage year-over-year?


Contractors plan to replace an existing flood wall with what shape as part of the Port Arthur Project?


A design graduate from the Netherlands recently converted what structure into a two-level home?


A park in Vine City, Georgia, was designed to hold how many gallons of stormwater to alleviate flooding in the area?


New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced $1.4 billion in investments to preserve or construct how many homes across the state?


Arizona Senator Wendy Rogers presented new legislation that will appropriate ___ in state funding to pay for a border wall between the U.S.-Mexico border.


In January, a $107M bridge, inspired in shape by ___, opened in Dubai, symbolizing the city’s ambitions.


True or False: The first “pandemic-ready” skyscraper, to be built in Florida, will maintain the health of its residents through the use of UV-ray disinfection robots.


True or false: Robotics company Petra created a rock boring-robot that can bore through any rock type, except for granite and dolostone.


A new project, dubbed “Desert Rock,” launched in July 2021 and will eventually comprise of __ resorts in the wadi vistas of western Saudi Arabia, totaling up to 8,000 hotel rooms.


Habitat for Humanity announced the completion of its first home entirely constructed using a 3D printer, which was constructed in how long?


Currently being built in ___, a mural named Glass City River Wall is set to become the largest of its kind in the United States.


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Design and Construction announced that they had approved six teams to develop four modern, more humane what?


The Associated General Contractors of America filed suit to block the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, arguing that about __ of construction workers are hesitant about getting vaccinated.


A modular steel bridge has recently been constructed to connect two Louisiana communities after which bridge was destroyed by Hurricane Ida in August?


At the end of November, infrastructure firm Webuild Group announced that its tunnel boring machine had excavated more than ___ over three and a half years.


Seattle City Councilmembers are planning to address seismic retrofitting for how many unreinforced masonry buildings?


The San Diego Association of Government announced that its 2021 Regional Transportation Plan is expected to run through 2050 and will invest how much into road and transit infrastructure?


The New York City Department of Buildings recently announced the official passage of major legislation to the city’s Construction Codes, with more than ___ revisions being made to the city’s code.


True or False: Restorations to the Notre Dame Cathedral include replacing confessional boxes and altars with modern art murals and sound effects.


Following the growing concern of disturbing animal habitats in Minnesota, researchers worked with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to deploy deterrent technology to discourage ____ from coming near bridge construction.


The Tampa Museum of Art Foundation recently announced plans for a renovation and expansion that will cost nearly how much?


The Ohio Street Lift Bridge in downtown Buffalo, New York, is a through-truss, tower-driven lift bridge over the Buffalo River, built in?


After five years of construction, the world’s second tallest building, a 118-story skyscraper, has been completed in what country?


True or False: At the end of November, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced nearly $450 million in infrastructure grants.


If the plans are approved, the Central Place Sydney dual-tower property will be powered by ___ renewable energy.


In a recent JPCL article, contractors were reported to save how much time when applying throughput pipe coatings on a project for the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) in British Columbia, Canada?


True or False: Software firm Trimble recently announced the release of a robotic dog with a 3D laser scanner, which would help users navigate challenges in the environment.


In December 2020, the Major Bridge P3 Program was approved, allowing the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to solicit proposals under ___- to ___-year concession agreements.


Since October 2020, how much have steel and iron prices increased?


True or False: Canada’s Darwin Bridges won several awards for being the world’s first bridges to be built entirely from recycled glass powder.


The London Energy Transformation Initiative announced a new focus on retrofitting buildings to be more sustainable, as roughly _____ of the nation’s annual CO2 emissions come from existing homes.


A research team at the University of Idaho has been awarded nearly $4 million to turn ___ into 3D-printed building construction materials.


True or False: Following the derailment of Amtrak’s Empire Builder train, railroad safety experts believe it is unlikely that the accident was caused by human error.


Following private jet travel demands, Florida-based Sheltair Aviation broke ground for a ____ hanger and office project.


The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced it has approved an agreement for the tunnel transportation system, a plan that includes the addition of ___ stations.


In response to the Millennium Tower sinking and leaning, Shimmick Construction Co. successfully installed ___ as a less-disruptive construction method.


True or False: Construction costs, including the price of some commodities, such as metals, are projected to increase throughout the rest of 2021.


Wisconsin government officials are offering the removal of three ____ for free with the goal of preserving the structures.


Researchers recently announced that they would be using reinforced concrete blocks from walls of a building being renovated for a(n) ____, marking the first time this method has ever been used.


A recent report found that one in ___ units of critical infrastructure in the United States are at risk of being rendered inoperable due to flooding.


The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported seeing a rebound in what type of construction?


The New Jersey Transit Board recently approved a $1.5 billion contract, the largest in New Jersey Transit history, to replace what?


True or False: Since September, the rate of construction employment has seen a decrease.


After reducing bridge removal time to eight hours in Florida, Dutch-based contractor Mammoet has developed a unique setup of transporters that reduces bridge girder installation from one day to ____.


True or False: The first-ever 3D concrete printed bridge is currently on display in Venice, Italy.


Following increased inspections in New York City due to an increase in construction-related fatalities, DOB inspectors have issued over how many violations from June 1-Sept. 13?


The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, an $87 million bridge set to be built in California, is critical to saving an isolated population of ___ from extinction.


Construction workers from which city engaged in protests that ultimately turned violent following the government’s announcement to mandate COVID-19 vaccines?


The third-quarter Commercial Construction Index found that ___ of contractors are facing at least one material storage.


The Committee on Natural Resources and Wildlife Recovery in Oregon recently passed legislation mandating the use of ____ materials in new construction.


True or False: New York’s Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, which spans the Hudson River, is a tied-arch bridge.


Local preservationists successfully prevented the demolition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1894 Fredrick Bagley House in which state?


This year’s JPCL Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors includes listings of roughly ___ painting contractor companies located primarily in North America, but also around the world.


The second edition of the Paint Inspector’s Field Guide by Lee Wilson focuses mainly on the corrosion of ____ due to the general use of this material by industry.


A plan for a $400 billion city, dubbed Telosa, will reportedly have shared ownership of land for residents, a transparent governance, eco-friendly architecture and room for ____ people.


The budget for construction on Seattle’s KeyArena has increased from $600 million to over $1 billion, in part due to the arena’s status of a historic building because of its exterior glass and ____.


Following its completion, the Brenner Base Tunnel project, an ongoing construction effort to build new rail tunnels through the Alps, will be the longest rail tunnel in the world at almost ___ miles.


True or False: After being contracted to remove a bridge in Florida, Dutch-based company Mammoet removed the bridge overnight in the span of eight hours.


Since its announcement in May 2017, construction of a multi-use park funded by the Obama Foundation has been delayed due to lawsuits and opposition in what U.S. city?


As part of one of the largest contracts in New Orleans, the mixed-use Morial Convention Center has a contract that is worth how much?


Subsequent investigations following the collapse of Florida’s Champlain Towers South on June 24 led to the evacuation of a two-story building in South Beach after a ___ system failure.


Since February 2020, construction employment has increased in how many states?


In an attempt to mitigate the effects of the construction labor shortage, contractors are using a __ as a new medium to spread more information about the industry.


True or False: Paul Bruhn Construction Revitalization Grants is a program that finances construction in rural areas.


Amendments within the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate offer financial protections for construction projects that are assisted by what?


Opening in London in May 2021, the “Sky Pool,” a transparent pool bridge between buildings that people can swim through, is made of what type of panels?


True or False: After the Grenfell Tower, a U.K. high-rise, caught fire in 2017, subsequent investigation found that zinc cladding had been used to save money, which ultimately put the building at risk.


According to a report from the American Society of Civil Engineers, what percentage of bridges in the U.S. are at least 50 years old?


To begin restoration of the Notre Dame cathedral, officials need to remove the lattice, which is made up of how many metal tubes?


The new Department of Veterans Affairs hospital slated to be built in Louisville, Kentucky, was recently confirmed by officials to include how much space?


In Aries, France, the Luma Foundation produced a natural material to reduce the carbon footprint of Frank Gehry’s tower by using salt, algae and what type of flower?


Which state is proposing a bill that would bring together all parties involved in a public contracting process to create a 21-member Construction Advisory Council on Public Contracting Reform?


The world’s largest regional theme park company and largest operator of waterparks in North America, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, recently struck a five-year preferred paint supplier agreement with which of the following companies?


During the fire that ravaged Notre Dame in 2019, how many tons of the cathedral’s lead roof burned?


Closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation can serve what function in commercial construction?


True or false: Portland cement plaster is another name for stucco.


The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (United Kingdom) has recently launched new guidance on:


Pennsylvania American Water announced a $17 million plan to construct an additional seven new structures throughout the year, in addition to the rehabilitation of how many water storage tanks?


What state governor recently announced a $250 million down payment for the construction of hundreds of miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall?


Global design and consultant organization Arcadis recently released its International Construction Cost Index, which covers 100 of the world’s largest cities for cost comparison across 20 building functions. Which city was reportedly the most expensive for construction?


The New York legislature recently passed a bill that is designed to promote the use of which of the following types of material for state construction projects:


Recently, $480 million in federal funding was proposed for this Army Corps of Engineers (Detroit District) project:


A new $1.73 billion concourse recently opened at Los Angeles International Airport. The 15 West Gates are part of a larger $14.5 billion modernization project at LAX. When did work officially launch on the project?


Recently, HMG Paints and Falcon Cranes partnered together for the recoating of this object:


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will invest $___ million in state grants for work in 12 Pennsylvania airports.


Regarding the recent replacement of the Ibis Bridge in Florida, what were the rebars made of?


Which major pipeline project was officially canceled in June?


When is exterior work at the $1.1 billion Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium rehabilitation project expected to wrap up?


Reported to be the longest pedestrian bridge in the world, how long does the infrastructure recently completed by the Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability span?


True or false: New York State Senate and State Assembly bill, S2766-C, adds a new section to NY Labor Law 198 that extends full and complete liability to the general contractor or construction manager on a project for any non-payment of wages by any subcontractor on private construction projects.


Closing in on the month of May, Little Island officially opened to the public in New York City. The project rehabilitated which previously damaged pier?


What country is slated to build the world’s first tunnel for ships?


American multinational technology company Apple recently announced a five-year expansion plan, which is estimated to cost $___ billion.


True or false: The U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn its “Independent Contractor Rule,” that was published in early January.


On May 20, the National Association of Home Builders hosted the first-ever:


Researchers from what two universities recently converted construction waste into an eco-friendly concrete 3D printing material?


The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has recently announced plans for an overhaul of its Memphis, Tennessee location. The project involves various renovations, new construction and capital investments and is projected to cost:


According to the CPIA-sponsored webinar, “Top 4 Growth Strategies That You Probably Don’t Know About” by Jim McBrayer, acceptable rate of customer churn is:


What is slated to be the nation’s first large-scale offshore windfarm?


True or false: In April, the new Wellsburg Bridge connecting Brooke County, West Virginia’s Route 2 and Brilliant, Ohio’s Route 7, was floated into place by a couple of barge captains.


How many projects is the $1.9 billion “Restoring the George” project comprised of?


Recently, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issued an Executive Order to create what type of city-led policy for buildings?


In April, USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg received a request to waive what state law for the $11.6 billion Hudson River Tunnel construction project?


True or false: Paint BidTracker is the only project lead service specifically focused on the coatings industry?


What was the original timeline for renovations being completed at the New Orleans Superdome?


According to Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. in “6 Fundamentals of Good Roof Design,” roofs fail prematurely for any of the following reasons, except:


How much is New Orleans’ mixed-use project next to the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall expected to cost?


Recently, Benjamin Moore was chosen to paint on the pinnacle of NYC’s Hudson Yards Development, better known as “The Spiral.” How much paint did the company estimate would be needed to coat the core and shell of the project?


According to an analysis of a survey from the Associated General Contractors of America, how much of the nation’s metro areas saw construction employment witnessed a decrease, year-over-year from January?


True or false: Enbridge Energy announced that it was soliciting bids last month for its Line 5 pipeline.


In regard to company growth strategies, high-value activities that are also customer interfacing include all, except:


Recently, famed architect Carlos Ott, with the help of Sieger Suarez, announced design plans for what officials are saying is to become the tallest tower south of Manhattan. Once completed, how many floors of residencies are expected to occupy the building?


Last month, Paint BidTracker announced that Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a project for painting the Stillagaumish River Bridge in the amount of:


According to Suzi Wear, VP of People Development & Culture at Xenium HR, the top four contributions leaders can practice in the workplace include all except:


Late last month, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Housing Supply and Affordability Act, which would authorize an annual grant program for local governments to increase their supply of local housing over the next ____ years.


True or false: The Chenab Bridge, located in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kahmir, India, is slated to become the world’s highest railway bridge.


What state recently became the sixth in the nation to create a worker protection unit?


The National Association of Women in Construction has more than ___ chapters across the country.


According to large scale space construction company Orbital Assembly, construction on the world’s first-ever space hotel is expected to launch sometime in:


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced the dates for this year’s National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The eighth annual event is slated to take place:


Recently, Paint BidTracker announced that Olmsted County awarded Rachel Contracting of St. Michael, Minnesota, in the amount of $1,098,013 for the restoration of an iconic water tank in Rochester, Minnesota. The iconic water tower appears to look like what vegetable?


In March, Nashville councilmembers introduced a bill that aims to raise the standards and oversight for what types of construction projects?


Last month, Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Texas) presented a house bill pushing for the relaunch of construction on what recently paused infrastructure project?


According to a PaintSquare Blog, what isn’t a part of the “Top 5” to make your next facility project run smoothly?


True or false: Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, construction costs declined in the majority of cities from October 2019 to October 2020.


According to an analysis from the Associated General Contractors of America, construction spending in December 2020 was ___% higher than in December 2019.


True or false: California’s AB 685 law identifies and defines three jobsite COVID-19 triggering events and provides notification requirements for each.


In January, President Joe Biden revoked the permit for which pipeline upon taking office?


True or false: According to former employee’s testimony in court, Arconic sold panels that the company knew were flammable to Grenfell Tower because of costs.


During a renovation project on the 600 block of Race in the Central Business District, in Cincinnati, crews from non-profit real estate development company 3CDC discovered a second building, likely constructed in what decade?


In February, Seattle City Council unanimously approved Commercial Energy Code updates set forth by Mayor Jenny Durkan that bans ____ for space heating in new construction of commercial and multi-family residential buildings that are taller than three stories.


What historical landmark recently sought bids from engineers to rebuild a new retractable floor?


The Washington Department of Transportation recently installed record-breaking prestressed concrete girders at its new southbound Interstate 5 Puyallup River Bridge in Tacoma. How long did the girders measure?


Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule meant to clarify the status of ___________ contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development adopted how many new safe harbors as additions to its existing 10?


Closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation can serve all except what function in commercial construction?


True or false: the CPIA is the first and only Professional Trade Association for commercial paint contractors around the globe.


True or false: Last year, crews in Shanghai’s eastern Huangpu district “walked” an historic school building to avoid demolition.


In November, the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a new city ordinance, banning the use of what in all new residential and commercial building construction projects?


Bjarke Ingels Group recently partnered with ICON, a construction technology developer, and SEArch+, to begin designing a sustainable habitat for where?


What university recently claimed to have developed sensors that could safely speed up construction project timelines by determining concrete strength onsite in real time?


The Painting Contractors Association has been developing Industry Standards since:


What coatings organization announced the launch of its association in October 2019?


According to recent reports, work on the LAX International Airport Terminals 2, 3, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal (Terminal B) is slated to finish how many months ahead of schedule?


What pipeline project was recently shut down by the state’s governor?


What Painting Contractors Association industry standard is responsible for the levels of surface preparation for repainting and maintenance projects receiving architectural coatings?


Last year, Chicago’s Crown Fountain had its different coexisting systems evaluated with the help of what technology?


In the coatings industry, DTM stands for?


Roughly how much paint was used to coat more than 400 homes during AkzoNobel’s “Let’s Colour” initiative in Kusadasi, Turkey, last year?


A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture, CEE and CS/Machine Learning departments are currently working to establish this first-ever type of institute:


Over what percentage of contractors recently reported to be negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are expecting to see the implications continue into 2021?


What entity regulates all types of construction except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories high?


Skeletons of this animal recently caused repeated construction pauses at the new Santa Lucia airport in New Mexico.


What high-speed rail project in the U.S. recently achieved two major milestones in pushing the project forward?


Which state doesn’t hold general contractors accountable for their subcontractors’ unpaid wages to employees?


True or false: ASTM International has published a standard specifically to protect iron water pipes against corrosion.


True or False: Industry consensus states <20 mg/m2 as the maximum allowable level of soluble salts allowed the be present on a surface prior to coating application.


What organization has a guide to field methods for determining levels of moisture in concrete and masonry walls and ceilings?


True or false: Increasing carbonation of concrete can increase the passivation of reinforcing steel.


What organization validates the performance test results published by manufacturers of repellents?


After what amount of time in outdoor exposure does new western red cedar wood require special surface preparation measures prior to painting?


True or false: Efflorescence can move through permeable paint films on masonry substrates.


Many coating manufacturers recommend a maximum relative humidity within a concrete slab of what percentage before their flooring products are applied?


In speaking about a coatings inspector’s capabilities, who said, “Obtaining an inspection approval is like obtaining a driver’s license. You can sit the course and pass the examination, but it is how you perform on the road that counts.”


According to an article on PaintSquare, an unopened can of a roof coating containing silicone has a shelf life of about four years.


True or false: offshore wind farms are typically designed with an anticipated service life of 25 years, according to a PaintSquare writer.


True or false: According to recently published research, wet adhesion is not one of the primary criteria for good corrosion resistance.


True or false: A D+D In Depth article argues that the risks of moisture-related, single-wythe CMU wall problems can be predicted based on the initial selection of the coating and number of repaints that have been conducted.


Who wrote an article claiming that engineer/specifiers were as much to blame as painting contractors for coating failures?


SSPC has a Qualification Procedure on installation of tank linings in the field.


In the list below, which organization focuses its services on building enclosure consultants?


What is the name of the association that recently formed to advance the interests of commercial painting contractors?


Who said “that the third-party inspection system is fundamentally flawed in that it creates an inherent atmosphere of adversity between the contractor and inspector, rather than one of collaboration"?


True or false: OSHA has stated that where the definition of a Construction Industry versus a General Industry confined space is unclear, compliance with the Construction Industry confined space standard will also be considered to be compliance with the General Industry confined space standard.


What organization produces the Trade Best Practices Series about the painting industry?


True or false: One study has found that a spray polyurethane roofing systems is recoated every 15 years, on average.


Which one of the following organizations does not train and certify paint inspectors?


True or false: A German environmental assessment methodology for new construction was adapted this year for use in the United States.


True or false: “By 2020 transparency will have permeated the world of building products,” says an article in PaintSquare Press.


True of false: The steel used in the overhead canopy of the Banc of California Stadium for major league soccer was coated with a zinc/epoxy/polyurethane system in the shop to achieve speed and efficiency.


What was the top state for LEED certification in 2018, according to the U.S. Green Building Council?


When was the first national organization to represent the paint industry established?


True or false: The roofing contractors association recently advocated for legal immigration in a White House meeting to help solve its workforce shortages.


True or false: The qualifications of commercial painting contractors can be certified by SSPC.


True or false: In the construction of transmission towers, one of the durability-enhancing measures on structures for severe environments is to increase the film build of the zinc/iron and pure zinc layers during galvanizing and one method to reliably achieve this is by abrasive blasting the steel before galvanizing, says a JPCL author.


SSPC’s Contractor Certification program was modeled in part on the certification program of what other organization?


What organization recently published a guidance document on detection and remediation of of soluble salts on bridges before painting?


In what city is an $8.5 billion airport expansion taking place?


In what city is an $8.5 billion airport expansion taking place?


What organization offers a “streamlined process for pre-approving prefabricated modular classroom models that meet a criteria rating system for healthy, high-performance schools"?


True or false: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has indicated that male construction industry workers are the least likely to commit suicide among all industries.


For what main reason are penetrating sealers avoided by conservators on the masonry substrates of historic structures?


True or false: The American Concrete Institute publishes a guide for selecting concrete repair materials.


True or false: The EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) grants the EIFSmart Contractor Seal to contractors that install Exterior Insulating and Finishing Systems.


True or false: Australia has a painting contractor certification program similar to the one overseen by the SSPC in the U.S.


True or false: If a school system wanted to require an SSPC-certified contractor for a maintenance painting job, it would specify certification according to SSPC-QP 1.


Which of the following is not the subject of an SSPC Qualification Procedure for application contractors?


True or false: The US Green Building Council developed SmartSite, a leading construction site performance tool.


True or false: A large school system that wanted to utilize certified painting contractors would invoke SSPC-QP 1 in its specifications.


True or false: Exposed structural steel in San Diego and Los Angeles airport construction projects completed in 2013 was coated with zinc-rich/epoxy/fluoropolymer coating systems.


What organization publishes the Supervisor’s Safety Manual for painting contractors?


True or false: Solvent cleaning of steel is recommended to be used after other surface preparation methods such as abrasive blast cleaning.


Which process aims to depict a building at a particular time in its history by preserving materials from the period of significance and removing materials from other periods?


True or false: A hot work permit must be acquired from OSHA to conduct work in confined spaces when the temperature in the space is or is anticipated to exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit.


True or false: “International Orange” is the official name for the color of paint used on the Golden Gate Bridge.


What organization publishes standards for the treatment of historic properties?


True or false: Sick building syndrome is the same as “building-related illness.”


What is one name for roofs with storm water detention systems?


The National Park Service of the Department of the Interior defines four treatment methods for historic structures. Which one is defined as the recreation of “vanished or non-surviving portions of a property for interpretive purposes”?


True or false: A contractor with no experience in industrial or marine painting projects can apply for contractor certification.


About how many air barrier contractors have been accredited by the Air Barrier Association of America?


What is the name of the instrument that allows the use of tactile and visual comparisons to determine the profile of blast-cleaned steel?


Which of the following coating adhesion tests is the least quantitative?


True or false: While there are certified industrial painting contractors, there are no certified commercial painting contractors.


True or false: Rubber replica templates from the Portland Cement Association can be used to judge the degree of profile on concrete substrates after surface preparation.


A new guide from SSPC published at the end of 2016 deals with what topic?


True or false: According to a recently published marketing study, the majority of architectural coatings is used on commercial and institutional buildings.


True or false: Germany has a painting contractor certification program modeled after the one overseen by SSPC in the U.S.


True or false: SSPC has a program to certify residential painting contractors.


True or false: SSPC-SP 10 is the most rigorous degree of cleaning steel by abrasive blasting.


Which process aims to depict a building at a particular time in its history by preserving materials from the period of significance and removing materials from other periods?


Industry waterjetting standards describe the use of water at what pressures to clean steel?


True or false: Today, most of the exterior wood repair products are based on epoxy-resin technology.


What organization recently held its 24th annual painters’ competition?


True or false: An impermeable barrier coating works best on a masonry wall.


What is the typical pressure range for water jetting when it is used to remove coatings and corrosion from structural steel?


Which of the following is a synonym for a draw down bar?


True or false: Chopped-up quills from goose feathers are used as abrasive to remove coatings from sensitive substrates.


What organization published in 2013 the “Repair Code Requirements for Evaluation, Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings and Commentary?”


What organization publishes a guide for selecting concrete repair materials?


True or false: The mix design of concrete will affect its moisture content.


True or false: Recently developed deck restoration coatings are applied thick to cover splinters and cracks and to extend deck lifetimes by many years.


What organization is creating a training and certification program for commercial painters?


True or false: According to Andre Desjarlais of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, infiltration and exfiltration account for 20 to 30 percent of the cooling and heating loads in commercial and residential buildings.


Which government department publishes standards on restoration of historic properties?


What organization maintains an approved product list for sealers and finishes used on athletic wood floors?


True or False: Mineral paints with inorganic potassium silicate binders are recommended mainly for steel substrates.


True or False: A low-pressure, low-impact abrasive blasting process using a blend of walnut shells and staurolite sand has been developed for cleaning architectural sheet metals and other substrates.


Which process aims to depict a building at a particular time in its history by preserving materials from the period of significance and removing materials from other periods?


True or false: Federal contractors are facing new hiring rules regarding women and people with disabilities.


Which of the following agents is not accepted by OSHA for respirator fit testing?


True or False? The Industrial Painting Committee (IPC) is a peer group of influential industrial and commercial painting contractors affiliated with the Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA).


What term is used by the U.S. National Park Service to describe the depiction of a property at a particular period of time in its history, while removing evidence of other periods?


The Commercial Properties Coalition recently responded to the EPA about what proposed rule?


If a facility owner wanted to require an SSPC-certified contractor for painting a school building, he/she would specify certification according to what standard?


The Commercial Coatings Committee of what organization is drafting a guide for measuring moisture content in concrete masonry walls?


As defined by the US National Park Service, what building treatment category depicts a property at a particular period of time in its history, while removing evidence of other periods?


True or false: Preservationists prefer penetrating sealers over coatings to protect masonry substrates on historic structures.


Which state just sentenced the last bridge painting contractor in a statewide coating inspection bribery scandal that began in the 1990s?


What is the name of the concrete removal technique that employs water?


If you’re a contractor concerned with meeting the end condition appearance requirements for steel after blast cleaning, what precaution might you take?


Where do you find the “body of knowledge” applicators must have in order to become certified industrial applicators?


What organization publishes the Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties?


What structure was let for cleaning and painting in 2003 where the winning bid was $167.7 million?


What kind of abrasive was used to remove the failing baked-on gold enamel from 30,000 square feet of clay tiles on the New York Life building in preparation for applying gold leaf?


The Dome of the U.S. Capitol is currently undergoing a long-term renovation program. But the Dome does not date to the original Capitol building, which was completed in 1829. Do you know the year the current Dome was completed?


True or false: Aesthetic repairs to concrete, in which the repair materials match the appearance of the original concrete, are possible only with the use of coatings.


What is the typical pressure range for water jetting when it is used to remove coatings and corrosion from structural steel?


Penetrating sealers are sometimes avoided by conservators on the masonry substrates of historic structures for what main reason?


What is the name of the organization that fosters better relations between the painters’ union and union contractors and works to increase market share of union contractors?


What recent development in construction makes UV resistance of interior floor coatings desirable?


True or false: SSPC has a program to certify the qualifications of commercial painting contractors.


Construction recently began on a building that is being called the "greenest" commercial building on the planet. This project is under way in which of the following cities?


Which of the following organizations is planning to develop a set of national standards for repairing, restoring and weatherization of older and historic windows?


True or false: Among SSPC's qualifications procedures used to certify industrial painting contractors is one that applies to contractors with less than 6 months of industrial painting experience.


True or false: Chopped-up quills from goose feathers are used as abrasive to remove coatings from sensitive substrates.


In the US Department of the Interior’s “Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties,” what is said about sandblasting of historic materials?


True or false: In preservation work on historic structures, abrasive blasting is normally recommended by conservators for coating removal from brick substrates.


Approximately how many contractors now hold one or more QP certifications in SSPC's Painting Contractor Certification Program?


 
 
   

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